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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12707: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 14 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the victim surcharge fund is not already operational, and by what date it will (a) be operational and (b) issue its first payment.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 28 November 2017

Establishment of the Victim Surcharge Fund (VSF) has taken longer than originally anticipated as we’ve undertaken detailed consideration and consultation with partners on the most effective mechanisms to operate and manage the VSF.

Our intention is to lay the subordinate legislation required to establish the VSF, in Parliament in early 2018. This will set out further details of how the fund will operate, including the date it will become operational.